Current Amendment: DG gecdnrquail.DOCX to Bill 3710
Senators CAMPSEN and VERDIN propose the following amendment (DG GECDNRQUAIL):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 545, paragraph 118.17, after line 7, by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:
/ ( ) Of any excess funds collected above the amount identified in subsection (A), and after all the items in subsection (B) are fully funded, there is appropriated $185,000 to the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study of the impacts wildlife management practices designed to increase and benefit the wild bobwhite quail populations, including supplemental feeding, have upon eastern wild turkey populations and behavior. The study must also address the impact these practices have upon the hunting of eastern wild turkey, the enforcement of laws and regulations governing such hunting, and any recommended changes to statutory law. In designing and conducting the study, the department shall consider the input and recommendations of conservation organizations dedicated to enhancing management practices, habitat and populations of wild bobwhite quail and eastern wild turkey.
If excess funds are not identified to fund this provision, the department may conduct the study from appropriated funds.
If a study is conducted, regardless of the source of funds, the department shall provide a status report to the Chairman of the Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and the Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs. The report must be delivered by May 30, 2014. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.